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Taking a Multi-Faceted Approach to Well-being | WL4
Lisa M. Garrett, Director of Personnel, County of Los Angeles
Mary Gilmore, Principal Analyst – HR, County of Los Angeles
There’s no magic bullet when it comes to addressing rising healthcare costs. But at the County of Los
Angeles, the Department of Human Resources has devised a ground-breaking, multi-pronged program
that has generated impressive results, most notably its ability to leverage collaborative partnerships with
third parties to execute many of these initiatives, all within the constraints of a limited budget. Lisa M.
Garrett and Mary Gilmore will explain some of the unconventional steps that were taken to improve
employee well-being and address the key drivers of healthcare costs.
Use employee health trends and utilization data to develop specific program goals
Apply existing resources to build best-practice programs within your organization’s budgetary
and staffing limitations
Measure the outcomes of health and well-being programs in order to evaluate the results of
your efforts and make modifications
The Business of Mindfulness | WL5
Mim Senft, President and CEO, Motivity Partnerships Inc.
Melissa Britt Forsgren, Corporate Director of Benefits, Health and Wellbeing, New York-Presbyterian
Thursday, April 20 | 1: 30 - 2: 30 p.m.
Mindfulness has become a buzzword in the business world, with industry-leading companies using it to
address stress, and help teams become better problem solvers as well as more resilient versus reactionary.
Find out why more and more companies are seeing mindfulness as an integral way to support their
employees and give them a competitive edge. You’ll learn how mindfulness got started, the best ways
to structure and implement a program, and how New York Presbyterian Hospital is successfully using
mindfulness to improve the well-being and performance of its workforce.
Understand the science behind mindfulness
Learn how companies are using mindfulness to address issues in high-performance environments
Examine different models of mindfulness programs and how to best apply them
Evolution of a Corporate Wellness Program — Engagement, Marriage
and Divorce | WL6
Vickie D. Lee, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings Inc. (TEL)
Erin Hoefer, Senior Vice President of Consulting Services, Precept
Friday, April 21 | 9: 15 - 10: 15 a.m.
Many employers have incorporated wellness plans into their workforce, but measuring and maintaining
their success are two completely different matters. In its decade-long journey, TEL shifted its traditional
healthcare-purchasing philosophy into an employee-wellness investment philosophy. Vickie D. Lee and
Erin Hoefer will explore how any employer can achieve similar results if it holds true to five key tenets
of culture: early adopter energy, a burning desire to be best-in-class, courage rather than conformity,
aggressive adoption of evidence-based strategy development, and a devout interest and focus on
Build a culture of wellness even in a fast-paced business environment
Identify ways employees and their families can become more engaged healthcare consumers
Engage employees and families to help control benefit costs